Nov 04, 2013

DIY Idea: Build a Minimal Corner Book Shelf

DIY inspiration: minimal shelf

There's plenty about Scandinavian design that's so appealing and lends itself to a masculine aesthetic: the clean shapes, and classic color combos, etc. And (but?) this book shelf idea though can fit almost any place, modern or not, and that's kinda what I love about it.   

If you'd like to make something similar, you could use:

  • Galvanized pipe fittings and flanges 
  • Thin sheets of plywood or luan to make shelves (galvanized metal sheets would also work)
  • Paint in the color of your choice (you can also just leave the metal as is, or -even better - use copper pipes!

Once you have everything ready you pretty much can play around with the shape, to customize it to your corner. Regardless of where you place it, be sure to experiment and create something with visual interest, making a subtle design statement.


Update: We finally found the source for this piece! Learn more at: 

ANTOLOGIA by Mogg / Design by STUDIO 14. 





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Baylee on Apr 14, 2014:

I cant wait to build this and put it up!

Chuck on Feb 17, 2014:

I agree with Phil! This looks like 3/4" box tubing (prob aluminum?). If you're going to give instructions on "how to make your own" you might actually have made your own, instead of just grabbing a picture off someone else's site.

Phil on Feb 16, 2014:

Do you know what pipe fittings are? Are you hiding the brackets in behind the books. Did you actually build this or just take a picture of it because you thought it looked nice?

Raymond on Feb 16, 2014:

This is cool!!! Like a little more ditails for a DIY prject.

Anonymous on Feb 15, 2014:

Cool picture but how do I make them?

Anonymous on Feb 15, 2014:

No actual instructions?
And those don't appear to be pipe fittings in the picture...

fred on Feb 15, 2014:

How is this corner bookshelf attached to the wall?